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settled. california in a few weeks as an initiative on the ballot that would make the golden state are right to work state, meaning it would eliminate these agencies fees paid by non-members. michigan has an amendment on about the we try collective bargaining rights in the state constitution. these debates are alive and well. what we're going to forget today's to to get which part of the reform coalition is right on this issue. should reformers work at the state level to curtail collective bargaining rights, to make teacher strikes illegal, to turn every state into the right to work state for these agencies that are not allowed? so to debate these issues with to opinion makers in the community. we are doing this town hall style by the way just like last night with a presidential debate. hopefully, i don't want is you guys standing up and coming to blows. i think many of us thought that perhaps the president and the governor going to start punching each other. i don't want to see that kind of behavior. so first up we have joe williams was the executive director of democrats for educ
't been a the university of california, berkeley. yes a ph.d in political science from princeton university. he is author of many books on the topic of chinese politics including nationally acclaimed rediscovering china commandant amos and the limits, reform from 1997. he is currently working on another two books, two at the same time. that takes a lot of talent and time. one is called chinese politics, and the other, middle-class, pioneering chinese global integration. not an exaggeration to say that dr. li is the steps foremost expert on china politics but we're very pleased to have them here. we are also pleased of doctor christopher yung. doctor young is a senior research fellow at the esta for national strategic studies at the university. doctor young is the author of the book entitled china's -- that was published in 2010. chris has a ph.d international relations at the school of advanced international studies. he holds a masters degree in east asia china studies from the same institution. will then turn to dean cheng. he has been our senior fellow for china political secur
. thank you. you can applaud. [laughter] [applause] >> coming up today on c-span2, california's 52nd district debate between republican representative brian bilbray and democratic challenger scott peters, a port commission freres san diego. that's followed at 9 a.m. eastern with live coverage from the impact of swing states in the 2012 election. and lye at 3 p.m. eastern, the national council on u.s./arab relations holds a conference on north america and the middle east. >> today, the new mexico senate debate between representative martinning heinrich and heather wilson. live coverage from albuquerque starts at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span. and here on c-span2, the debate for the illinois 17th district seat in the u.s. house. representative bill schilling faces democratic challenger cheri bustos starting live at 9 p.m. eastern here on c-span c-span2. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekday featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights watch key public policy events and every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see pas
hills california, good afternoon. you on booktv. >> caller: thank thank you. good afternoon. let me first say president eisenhower is one of just a handful of presidents for whom the office of presidency was not the greatest accomplishment of his career. he would have been a historical figure even if he never ran for president for my question concerns the nomination of senator nixon for vice president. reports have stated on tv that eisenhower was approached after he was nominated and they asked who should be vice president he said it's up to the convention and his staff said the convention will vote for whomever you suggest and they recommended senator nixon. that story always seemed to me to be a little insincere. it seems to me there was more to that then met the eye. i think general eisenhower and president eisenhower was very good at appearing less involved than he actually was. and it always seemed to me this was an occasion where he had made the choice and he wanted the responsibility to fall in the staff. since we have people here who are intimately involved with the eisenho
. national vice president nancy brown park from california. national secretary mary buckler from indiana. [applause] we also have several pass national president joining us today. i would like for them to stand and be recognized. with us it is a national commander of the sons of the american legion from the department of pennsylvania. chris, please stand and be recognized. [applause] in addition several of the men present dedicated their lives to service national commanders of the sons of the american legion. gentlemen, will you please stand and be recognized. most important i would like to take this opportunity to introduce and thank my wonderful wife, vicki, my best friend. vicky. [applause] a month from now you a citizen will go to the polls across the country and cast ballots in a general election. washington will be focused on the great landscape beyond the beltway. that's where i come from. that's what you find american legion. you will find american legion rural towns on the west hoping veterans make that for our trip to va medical center. american legion's hosting more than 200 j
tonight from mississippi and california. you've come a long way to honor and celebrate the media research center. and i can tell you that i am so thankful for your being here, for brent bozell, tim graham, his entire team. it takes a huge effort and the phenomenal team to do what they do on a daily basis. and brent, i'm such in awe of what you done over the last 25 years. thank you. [applause] >> time to that golden anniversary. >> now, a lot has been said recently about media bias. and brent got a great gift a few days ago when even the organization announced the results of his most recent poll, that 60% of americans view the current media landscape as either untrustworthy or biased. 60%. and i think to myself, of course. i mean, and even democrats know that most of the guys who work for the mainstream, so-called mainstream or dinosaur media outlets vote democrat. the few studies that have been done overwhelmingly prove that. and i think to myself, wait a second. george stephanopoulos, former clinton operative who, look, i've been in good morning america within. he couldn't be nicer to m
to california so that connection to place is really deep and a lot of native people. on the same reservation, across the lake at the village of red lake there is a catholic mission in the church. the population is predominantly catholic those are two villages on the reservation. so you can have a real diversity of the traditions and experience and regardless of the religious choice people do have access and are able to participate in different customs be weeks and practices and the most beautiful land in power in parts of what it means to be native for those who are incarcerated, those for whatever reason are having trouble accessing their home communities and leaders in things like that it's a challenge and issue for the eletes customs and practices and access to them to present opportunities sometimes it is hard to find practitioners who are able and willing to go to those places. there are some profound challenges there and i think its important work and raises fundamental issues even about the prison systems in general if you want that to be a lot of rehabilitation providing better acces
california and not having a much washington, d.c. experience when i got the '90s ago, i forced myself to ask a question and even if it wasn't a great question because i wanted people to know that i was not afraid to speak a. i think that helps. >> you are brave the. it is hard to do. >> someone back there. >> anybody else? all right. aside the crowd. 88. we've got to go eat. i wanted to saint -- say thank you to all of you, we are going to go eat our meal but i wanted to give a shout out to blair it was back to, practically pull this thing off with one hand, and my staff who helped as well. so thank you all for coming. [applause] [inaudible] i speak for us all, because the kind of jobs we do, for us, it's such a treat. and you guys were so wonderful, such a pleasure to deal with you. so thank you, leslie. thank you blair, and patrick and it would involve. we really appreciate it if we are glad to get you out. and john is here. some people are saying they wanted styling advice. there he is. goes it with them. thanks a lot. >> thank you. [applause] >> its significance to the store of uncle tom
about. and the airwaves are even more -- thankfully california's more airwaves to deal with but largely funded by individual or large groups of trying to get some point across on both sides. >> it's great to have all you folks here. unions in the united states are a dying thing really. is something like 12% of the private workforce. their last bastion of is the public sector, so with the loss of their membership, their influence obviously with wayne. how long the see the unions remain a potent political force and are they even still that strong nowadays when you have scott brown -- sorry, scott walker in wisconsin able to defeated them a couple of times. in ohio they did take some hits. curious as to hear your view. >> on the future i can't really say. i can just go back to 2010 where three of the top five spending outside groups were unions. that was reported in "the wall street journal" and i think there's a whole slew of research to back out of. maybe not on television but in other ways the unions spend money. at this point they're very strong stomach look, like any other -- >> look
to her programs all across the country, california, seattle, washington state, west virginia where we i choose toward our programs as a result of her advocacy with now senator mentioned by then governor mansion and has been absolutely fantastic. i get to introduce sender casey stemper and all of saying nice things about you for compliments. that's okay, right? okay. all right. just a couple quick words. the center mentioned about save the children. we are working well known for work internationally and about 130 countries around the world. here in the united states were restarted almost 80 years ago as a program focused in kentucky helping kids affected by depression come we're now working in over 200 schools with her in school afterschool and summer literacy programs in about 130, 140 communities on our early steps to school success program, ages zero to five. and the results are fantastic and it's enabled us to go over the last six or seven years, and particularly since the great recession happened, because the results are clear. they are demonstrative. they are showing that kids when
's going to lower them, new york and california. so i don't know where she is from because if she were from central new york she would be going toward a clean energy policy. instead she thought when she was in office to protect the coal industry. ann marie buerkle, we don't have any cold here. >> moderator: thank you, dan maffei. we will continue this thing, hydrofracking because your position among and with it or not. maffei: i think we need to continue the moratorium. at the very least we had a moratorium on hydrofracking into we have federal regulation from until it's under the federal clean water act that we make sure that there's clean water and center. but personally i don't like we should ever have hydrofracking in upstate new york. i will tell you why. people say it will create jobs. i haven't seen too much evidence of that. maybe a temperature temperate job you are what it will do is disrupt the new wineries that are being, coming, spotting up along the finger lakes. the tourism that we have, the farming both conventional farming like gary and organic farming is now going on. we ha
and which are not. i'll tell you why. new york, california, they're not voting republican. the republicans in california have no power. they can't get anything done in the state legislature. is the craziest thing i ever saw. where else do they live? they live in illinois. or not voting republican. ohio? not likely. you look at the shift in democrats, people who are becoming more assimilated and becoming less jewish may be voting for democratic people becoming less assimilated unless acculturated by voting more frequently republican, but numbers are smaller in relationship to the rest of the body at large. so the idea the jewish vote for republicans in massive numbers doesn't make any sense. it's not likely to happen and the last democrat to jews universally felt good about was probably bill clinton. we're not feeling good about barack obama and i think we have every reason to feel that way. i think that bill clinton's unified or made it easier for us because he was able to bring an evangelical streak within, a jewish streak within. you were to church. it was religious in a country that pri
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